Several houses on Edisto Beach boarded up windows, town appears to be ghost town

EDISTO BEACH, SC (WCSC) - A mandatory evacuation will go into effect for the barrier islands of Colleton, Beaufort, and Jasper Counties at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The Edisto Beach Police Chief said Friday night that prior to evacuating the island, residents need to take their proof of residence, ID, and any important documents or medications. Once residents are evacuated they will not be allowed to come back into Edisto Beach until the storm has passed. To enter, residents must have proof of residence and ID to enter.

Starting Saturday morning Lt. Benton with the Colleton County Sheriff's Department said deputies and Edisto Beach Police will be going door-to-door to make sure all residents are aware of the evacuation.

Residents on Edisto Beach boarded up their windows in preparation for possible impact from Hurricane Irma.

Officials from Edisto Beach police actively monitored the check point on the beach and continues to ask people to leave Saturday evening.

The Edisto Beach City Hall will open at 8 a.m. Saturday, but will close at 10 a.m. for the evacuation.

The Mayor of Edisto Beach ordered a curfew beginning at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday. Mayor Darby has been monitoring conditions all morning. She wants people to think about the power water can have.

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